Hester impresses at Three Peaks


Ladies’ Club Captain, Hester Cox, was Thirsk and Sowerby’s sole representative in the prestigious and testing Three Peaks Race which took place recently.

She was amomg the 766 runners who began the race and 677 who finished it.

Hester had done a lot of training for the event and set herself a target of five hours for the course, and this she achieved comfortably, in spite of the very blustery conditions - so much so that some entrants were blown off their feet on top of Whernside. Hester’s time was an excellent 4.40.45 and she came 366th overall and 12th in her age category.

Last weekend, Hester was in the Lake District for the Fairfield Horsehoe Fell Race, over a nine mile course with a 3000 feet climb.

Although it was again cold and blustery, conditions were good underfoot and Hester finished 160th out of 296 runners in a time of 1.57.20, eight minutes behind the winning lady, and eighth lady overall.

On an altogether flatter course, though not totally flat, Steve Middleton and Phil Utley were in Albert Park, Middlesbrough, for one of the regular Park Run 5k’s over two and a quarter laps of the park with Steve coming fourth in 17.47 and Phil fifth in 18.15. A good result for both runners.

On Sunday, several Harriers were involved in helping to marshal the Yorkshire 10k at Newby Hall in support of the Custic Fibrosis Trust, so a big thankyou to them for aiding such a worthy cause. A few members actually ran the race but the results are not yet to hand.